And here we are again...another week down, and another belly photo. 33 weeks and moving on...
How far along: 33 Weeks...this is getting crazy folks!
How big is baby: Pineapple; 4.25 lb
Gender: My sweet baby girl, Nora Kay!
Weight gain/loss: Who knows, who cares! I was actually right on track at my appointment last week...so I was pleased with that. My face seems destined to become round again this pregnancy...I think that's the part I hate most!
Sleep: It's truly been pretty great. Rolling over and readjusting is certainly becoming more of a chore, but thankfully I seem to be able to shift positions and visit the bathroom multiple times without waking myself up too much.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: The sweets left around the house from the shower and various Fall gatherings are definitely calling my name. I'm trying not to go crazy, but I've also made it this far so there's not much I can do about it now!
Movement: Bladder kicks, sucker punch to the stomach, more bladder kicks. Of course according to a quick ultrasound last week we have a girl who is head down and ready to go...so I guess it's not technically bladder kicks, but bladder punches. Thankful for a girl who has already assumed the position!
What I'm loving: Wrapping up the nursery details. With my shower on Sunday we made it a goal to get all the bedding and curtains put together before all my guests arrived. I'll have a full recap soon of the nursery, but it looks wonderful and I'm always so happy when the vision I have in my head comes to fruition in real life!
Symptoms: What symptoms don't I have? Swelling ankles that don't go down as easily, Braxton Hicks, heartburn, frequent trips to the bathroom, round face, really round belly...etc., etc., etc.! Not to complain, but I feel as if I'm already much more uncomfortable this time around compared to with Elyse. Maybe it's the fact that I'm chasing Elyse around...but by the time Elyse goes to bed at night I'm ready to just put my feet up and relax.
What I'm looking forward to: Maternity pictures tomorrow! We're having our fall family photos combined with a maternity session tomorrow. I've got the outfits laid out and I think we're good to go. Now if Elyse will just cooperate with a few grins here & there we'll be golden!
Best moment of the week: My shower of course, but maybe more importantly than that was last night. Things didn't go quite as I had planned and I was left feeling worthless and like a failure...which at 33 weeks pregnant meant LOTS of waterworks. I'm not sure Elyse had ever really seen me cry and it was absolutely breathtaking to see her "mother" me and let me know that everything was going to be ok. She brought me some of her favorite toys, gave me multiple kisses and hugs, wiped my tears, and continued to ask if I was ok. Oh that girl...she has my heart & I know I won't ever get it back!